Tesla today introduced a new Level 2 home charger called the Tesla Universal Wall Connector (Tesla Universal Wall Connector), which has the unique feature of being able to charge any electric vehicle sold in North America without the need for an additional adapter. Customers can order the charger today, but it won’t start shipping until October.
That’s because the Universal Wall Connector uses an AC version of the Supercharger Magic Dock, which allows the charger to release a built-in J1772 adapter when the user needs it, so it can charge EVs that use the new North American Charging Standard (NACS) or J1772 interface.
The Universal Wall Connector went on sale today at Best Buy and Tesla Stores for $595. The price is more reasonable and in line with Tesla’s other home charging products, which currently cost $475 for the Tesla Wall Connector and $550 for the Tesla J1772 Wall Connector.
The specifications for the Universal Wall Connector are listed below:
Adds up to 44 miles of range per hour with 11.5 kW / 48 amps of output power
Integrated J1772 Magic Base Adapter to charge any electric vehicle
Auto-sensing handle opens the Tesla charging port
Monitor and manage your charging schedule and usage through the Tesla app
Wi-Fi connectivity for OTA updates, remote diagnostics and access control
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Adjustable current levels based on mounting location
Shares power with up to 6 wall connectors
24-foot cable length
Four-year warranty (residential use)
In addition to launching the Universal Wall Connector, Tesla announced today that it will soon be sending an update to its mobile app. This update will bring more functionality and activate a number of features, including scheduling charging times and viewing data from past charging events.